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Five Mile House: A Leslie Stone Novel

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In 1889, Eleanor Bly flung herself from the tower of Five Mile House after murdering her seven children. More than a hundred years later, her ghost reaches out to Leslie Stone, a New York cop who has killed a child murderer and is haunted by her actions. New to the town of Wellington — famous for its coven of witches — Leslie becomes obsessed with Eleanor's story, suspecting that the truth may be quite different from local legend. As she digs deeper, uncovering dangerous town secrets, her life and the lives of her children are put into peril. Is Leslie destined to suffer the same madness as Eleanor Bly?

Review:

"Novak's striking debut works up to a climactic frenzy..." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"A breathtaking novel about crime, about coming to terms with one's history, about learning to give love and to accept it. The writing is beautiful. And this is a brilliant debut." Frederick Busch, author of The Night Inspector

Review:

"Deftly written....Ms. Novak tells a compelling story that moves along with a literary flourish and a few unexpected frights. It should be read late at night." Cincinnati Enquirer

Review:

"The ghost tale weaves in and out of the novel, climaxing in a revelation of betrayal and murder that keeps one step ahead of what's happening to Leslie. A terrific ghost story and a fine first novel." Booklist

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"[A] strong debut....By the conclusion, Novak has the reader on tenterhooks....Novak successfully weaves [the supernatural and traditional mystery] together and leaves an opening for a sequel." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

A savvy female detective, a nineteenth-century ghost, and one hundred years of lies.

The story of two women separated by a century and linked by the suspicion of madness and the lingering traces of guilt, Five Mile House is a classic page-turner.

About the Author

Karen Novak lives in Mason, Ohio. Her most recent novel, The Wilderness, will be published by Bloomsbury in January, 2005.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781582341590
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Novak, Karen
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
New england
Subject:
Haunted houses
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Ghost
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
September 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.70x5.22x.63 in. .63 lbs.

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Product details 240 pages Bloomsbury Publishing (NY) - English 9781582341590 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Novak's striking debut works up to a climactic frenzy..."
"Review" by , "A breathtaking novel about crime, about coming to terms with one's history, about learning to give love and to accept it. The writing is beautiful. And this is a brilliant debut."
"Review" by , "Deftly written....Ms. Novak tells a compelling story that moves along with a literary flourish and a few unexpected frights. It should be read late at night."
"Review" by , "The ghost tale weaves in and out of the novel, climaxing in a revelation of betrayal and murder that keeps one step ahead of what's happening to Leslie. A terrific ghost story and a fine first novel."
"Review" by , "[A] strong debut....By the conclusion, Novak has the reader on tenterhooks....Novak successfully weaves [the supernatural and traditional mystery] together and leaves an opening for a sequel."
"Synopsis" by , A savvy female detective, a nineteenth-century ghost, and one hundred years of lies.

The story of two women separated by a century and linked by the suspicion of madness and the lingering traces of guilt, Five Mile House is a classic page-turner.

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